It takes a big act of courage in a lot of sticky situations. In “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry” by Mildred D. Taylor I believe Stacey Logan followed his convictions the most out of any character when he made the plan to stop the bus, helped TJ after he was beat up and framed by the Simms boys, and taking the blame when TJ cheated on the test. Stacey was a 12-year-old boy who is loyal throughout the entire book. Stacey knew that there would be many consequences for the things he did.
i. The similarities with the Other Wes’s mother was that she too was never home, but the contrast lye with the mistake she made with leaving Tony as the only guardian. “Wes, now eight years old, was free from any adult supervision till then. His brother, six years older, was the closest thing Wes had to a caretaker during the daylight hours and was fiercely protective of the little brother who idolized him. But lately even Tony hadn’t been around much (Moore 26).”
sayed some very negative things about Mama (On a accident). T.J. got mama fired because he went yappen his joules to the wrong people the Wallaces. Mama got fired because the school board and Mr.Granger came and saw that Mama was not teaching from the book and the book pasted over with paper. Stacey did not want to talk to T.J. because of what he did to Mama because Mama found T.J. cheating with cheat note on a test and Mama failed him. “Mama, her back straight and her eyes fixed on the men, answered, ‘Because all that’s in that book isn’t true.” (p.g 184) This quote means that Mama shows courage because she wasn’t afraid to talk back to the white men. Stacey could showed courage for Mama by he stop being friends with T.J., and Stacey could have stayed friends with T.J. but he would be taking T.J. side in stead of
This shows the reader that Tom still believes in his own violent system of justice. Instead of coming up with a peaceful way to leave, Tom immediately thinks of a violent way to stop the police even if it might lead to him going to jail. Tom until the near end of the novel is a very violent and careless person.
When Stacey takes the blame for T.J.’s cheat sheet, he shows courage because T.J. was going to get into big trouble and Stacey didn’t want T.J. to get into trouble so what Stacey done was….
In conclusion, Tj went through so much throughout his life and learned a lesson. Even though he was abused by his parent he has learned what not to do when he grow up. Tj also experienced how it felt to be loved in a foster home. I recommend everyone to read this book to learn the value of childhood and learning to appreciate what we have. Even 12 years from now you will be able to remember the lesson "unchained"
TJ gets himself in trouble with R.W. and Melvin Simms, two white brothers. The boys only want TJ around so they have someone to put the blame on and make fun of him. When TJ wants a very nice handgun at the Barnett Mercantile, the Simms brothers fool him into thinking that his dream is about to come true. RW and Melvin convinced TJ to try to steal the gun. They were caught in the act and the brothers punished TJ horribly. TJ tapped on the Logans door in the middle of the night. Stacey and Cassie answered the door. They knew they had to help him despite the negative acts against their family. “Stacey? I whispered afraid of what he might do. As far back as I could remember, Stacey had felt a responsibility for TJ I had never really understood why. Perhaps he felt that even a person as despicable as TJ needed someone he could call “friend”, or perhaps he sensed TJ’s vulnerability better than TJ did himself. Stacey, you ain’t goin’ are you?... You go on back to bed Cassie. I’ll be alright.” (pg. 249) This quote is a prime example of Stacey’s courage. Stacey knows that helping TJ could get him in trouble or even killed. Stacey is a true friend, and a brave one too.
I believe that this was a second chance for him because his mom could have easily involved the cops; however, she flushed them down the toilet and later confronted him about his actions. Another example in Part II for the “Author Wes” was when his friend Shea and he were put in handcuffs because they decided to tag the wall and write “KK”. However, the cop gave him a second chance and let him go. He could have easily gone to jail, and got himself into a lot of problems. Both Wes Moore’s did not have their father as a support system. Westley, the Author Wes’s father, died due to a disease called acute epiglottis. The Other Wes had never met his father. Therefore, both of them did not have a father figure in their life. I believe that if they both had their father in their life; they would have probably made better decisions. There is nothing like a father and son relationship, and I believe that they both were missing that father figure in their life that everyone needs for guidance and
The primary goal is to have Jane the mother remove herself for a moment and allow the father Paul to step in and become more active with Jason and Luke to form a healthy positive bond. Not to mention, help Jane understand that the boys need a man/father figure to guide them, as well as, provide alternatives or interventions to counter their unpredictable behaviors.
However, as time develops and the migration continues her exterior begins to slightly crack as she realizes she cannot fully keep her sorrows to herself. As she is not a full advocate of solitude, the unity of her family is important and keeps her moving forward. The father of the family, Pa Joad, is a character that is naturally god and thoughtful. The hardship of the trip as a whole and attempting to remain the head of the family affects him, and causes him to become emotionally drained. However, he began as the strong leader collaborating the big move for the entire family, upon leaving several shelters Mama Joad informed him that he is beginning to loose his responsibility to support the family. For the reason that Pa Joad gradually breaksdown continues to remind the family that hardships are not the only way to build character. Tom Joad, becomes friends with a very important person throughout the uprooting process and learns that a human being can have a little effect on the world if they do not bond together as a whole. The hardships faced with, cause Tom to follow this teaching and come to the realization that he cannot continue to be a silent witness to the injustices in the world. This experience, and from meeting friends who share the same beliefs ultimately caused him to become an advocate and join union organizers. The strength that is portrayed from the individuals who choose to remain together showed Tom another side of life, and that he will
He is not a positive father and he does not satisfy with Tommy not being able to shooting a little weasel.
One of the most difficult, yet rewarding roles is that of a parent. The relationship between and parent and child is so complex and important that a parents relationship with her/his child can affect the relationship that the child has with his/her friends and lovers. A child will watch their parents and use them as role models and in turn project what the child has learned into all of the relationship that he child will have. The way a parent interacts with his/her child has a huge impact on the child’s social and emotional development. Such cases of parent and child relationships are presented in Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” and Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy”. While Roethke and Plath both write about a dynamic between a child-father relationship that seems unhealthy and abusive, Plath writes about a complex and tense child-father relationship in which the child hates her father, whereas Roethke writes about a complex and more relaxed child-father relationship in which the son loves his father. Through the use of tone, rhyme, meter, and imagery, both poems illustrate different child-father relationships in which each child has a different set of feelings toward their father.
To erase all visible proof that he was affiliated with Japan, Papa burned the flag he had brought with him from Japan. When he has been arrested, Mama his wife moved all the children to Terminal Island to keep the family safe and together, and this was the beginning of a terrible time. During his detention, he lost the most important things in his life such as home, family, health, happiness, and job. He was a proud man, who had after being arrest, he lost his self-worth ad was broken under the pressure of this